Greenworks

Greenworks is a global environmental stewardship classroom that utilizes role-playing games and community projects to create grassroots change for urgent environmental problems.

Greenworks Brazil 2022

In October and November 2022, future geoscience educators at the University of Campinas in Brazil participated in an environmental diplomacy role-playing game, exploring challenging environmental problems and negotiating solutions to them.

Toltecan Map

The Toltecan map provides numerous challenges for students to work with, including conflicts between tourists and fishermen, geodynamic threats, overexploitation of resources, Indigenous rights, cultural heritage, deforestation, and relics of colonialism.  Students can play with centralized, semi-centralized, or decentralized governance structures.

Greenworks Indonesia

Funded through US Global Ties and the Citizen Diplomacy Action fund, Greenworks Indonesia instructors and students are working to clean up and artistically beautify a critical drainage canal in Ternate to serve as a touristic site and education center for proper waste management.

You Empower Students!

We fund student projects through donations from people like you!  With your generous donations, we train students in project development and implementation, then send them cash to bring their project to life!

Greenworks Games

4-6 weeks

Greenworks Gears - Diplomacy

Sessions in March, June, and October

Includes

  • Six lessons on science and governance (including resources, institutions, law-making, and risk management)
  • Four role-playing scenarios (trade, environmental policy, point hazard, and system hazard)
  • A sister classroom pairing, with dedicated coordinator
  • Teacher training (if you are new to active learning)

Drop this innovative 4-6 week curriculum into your existing class and give your students a truly international experience.  With modular teaching units, you can use the materials as they are or modify them to fit your learning needs.  We’ll work to find you an international partner for your classroom and help coordinate the offerings.

See how our Late 2022 Cohort is playing!

Community Impact Projects

1 semester

Greenworks Gear - Idea

Currently Being Tested

Includes

  • Lessons on project design (including science questions, project logistics, and risk management)
  • Small grants for successful student teams to implement their projects (raised via crowdfunding)
  • International connections with classrooms, clubs, companies, and organizations for technology and expertise

In this experimental curriculum, we work with teachers and students in the Global South to help them learn the skills of good project development, implementation, and evaluation based on NASA mission design approaches.  Students then work to implement an environmental stewardship project in their communities, with funding and support from their Global North mentors and partners.

Lily Ishak

Lily Ishak

In-Country Facilitator

Indonesia (North Maluku)

Halikuddin Umasangaji

Halikuddin Umasangaji

In-Country Facilitator

Indonesia (North Maluku)

Roberto Greco

Roberto Greco

In-Country Facilitator

Brazil (São Paulo)

Ihor Bubniak

Ihor Bubniak

In-Country Facilitator

Ukraine (Lviv)

Lev Horodyskyj

Lev Horodyskyj

Co-Lead (Science)

Tara Lennon

Tara Lennon

Co-Lead (Policy)

Daniel Orta

Daniel Orta

Game Engine Development

David Orta

David Orta

Game Engine Programming